Latest Stories in December
“Health Fair for Healthy Aging” kicked off NYUCN’s Elder Care Program (ECP), November 30, 2011
Dec 16, 2011
New York University’s College of Nursing (NYUCN) partnered with NYU’s College of Dentistry (NYUCD) to host a health fair at the Grand Street Settlement, a naturally occurring retirement community (NORC), in Lower Manhattan. This “Health Fair for Healthy Aging” kicked off NYUCN’s Elder Care Program (ECP), a $1.2M grant awarded to NYUCN by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The grant allows NYUCN to provide primary care services and other health related services to over 4,000 seniors in Lower Manhattan over the next three years.
Scientists Create Largest-Ever Genome Tree of Life for Seed Plants
Dec 15, 2011
Scientists at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, the American Museum of Natural History, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and the New York Botanical Garden have created the largest genome-based tree of life for seed plants to date. Their findings plot the evolutionary relationships of 150 different species of plants based on advanced genome-wide analysis of gene structure and function.
NYU Study Concludes That Dentists Could Screen 20 Million Americans for Chronic Physical Illnesses
Dec 15, 2011
Nearly 20 million Americans annually visit a dentist but not a general healthcare provider, according to an NYU study published today in the American Journal of Public Health. The study, conducted by a nursing-dental research team at NYU, is the first of its kind to determine the proportion of Americans who are seen annually by a dentist but not by a general healthcare provider.
Tisch School’s Dan Streible is a Co-Editor and a Contributing Author of a New Collection of Essays Addressing Film’s Educational Uses in the U.S.
Dec 14, 2011
Nontheatrical films in general and educational films in particular represent an exciting new area of inquiry in media and cultural studies. Dan Streible, associate professor in Cinema Studies and associate director of the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program, along with co-editors Devin and Marsha Orgeron, both of North Carolina State University, have compiled and contributed essays to the most comprehensive collection of essays on educational films ever published in Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2012).
NYU Physicists Help Narrow Search for Elusive Higgs Boson, A Building Block of the Universe
Dec 13, 2011
NYU physicists are part of a research team that has narrowed the search for the Higgs boson, a sub-atomic particle that is a building block of the universe. In an announcement made today in Geneva, scientists said they have found signs of its existence and narrowed the regions where the elusive particle could be.
Tisch Dance to Celebrate the Work of Alumni Choreographers at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Jan. 27
Dec 13, 2011
The Department of Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts will present a one-night-only concert of works by alumni choreographers at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 27, 2012.